Gregory E.

Peter Stokkebye - PS52 Proper English
Good
Not my favorite English, but darn good.

Sutliff - Balkan II
Oriental
Predominantly oriental in flavor. Sour is the predominant note. Latakia is present in the bag smell but it fades in flavor behind the strong oriental presence. This is not unexpected in a Balkan blend. So it is as advertised. It burns very well. Overall it's a decent Balkan.

Sutliff - Maple Street 1.5oz
It's ok
Mildly maple flavored. It's slightly sour and has a bit of bite, both of which will probably mellow a bit with some drying. The room note is very good. The burn is so so, again probably owing to being slightly moist. It's a decent smoke but not something I'm likely to reorder.

Sutliff - Honey & Chocolate
Really chocolate
Aromatics can sound great on paper and then disappoint. Who doesn't like honey and chocolate? But if it's a Yankee candle version of honey and chocolate you are smoking air freshener. This stuff is the real thing. The room note is off the scale. So chocolatey! And yes you actually get a nice genuine cocoa taste, which compliments the tobacco blend perfectly. It seems a bit moist on arrival, but that's not atypical for a cased blend. It burns fine without drying and has no bite. I'm loving it with my morning coffee. Great stuff. And overall I'd call myself an English smoker who likes the occasional aro.

Sutliff - Match 20
Complex
Sometimes latakia has that campfire smoke. Other times the smoke is just like scotch whiskey. Like smoked peat. This is the later. It starts heavy latakia and then settles into something more balanced. Burns perfect and by mid bowl it sips perfectly. I never had the original, but this stuff is great.

G. L. Pease - Maltese Falcon 2oz
As advertised
Dank toasty english goodness.

Newminster - No.80 Norway Pipe Cut
Burns good
It burns very well. That's the best thing I can say. The taste is one note. And it's not a good note. I enjoyed the Oriental Pipe Cut but this one, not so much. EDIT: It improves with a bit of time. If it's smoked slow and in the proper pipe, the Orientals shine through. If it burns hot it's harsh. I use a tall poker and sip it. Like that it's a decent smoke. Not complex or interesting but not bad.

Newminster - No.84 Oriental Pipe Cut
Good
Just nice Virginia with a background sour spice. It arrived slightly dry but that's OK. A night in the humi with a moisture puck will straighten it out fine. It smokes nice and it's a perfect break from my other blends. Nothing special. Just good tobacco flavor.

Sutliff - 150 Mark Twain
Positive verdict
I held off reviewing this for a bit. I've been wading into the shallow end of the aromatics pool. I'm starting to get it. This has the black cav forward vibe, which seems to me to be that grand dad pipe smell, not immediately my favorite but it's growing on me. It's a sipping blend. With a nice subtle sweetness. And most important my wife doesn't complain that it smells like barbequed road kill, which she did say about my pirate kake.

Five Brothers - Five Brothers 1.25oz
Does the job
I ran out of my GLP Penny Farthing which I liked. I wanted to find another shag cut. I find that shag cuts are good to mix with ribbon (or on it's own). This is a very decent smoke and it's very inexpensive. I will definitely keep it on hand from now on. I've had several bowls on it's own and I'm smoking it now mixed with a nice aromatic blend. That is really nice. I'm not fond of full strength aromatics. This cuts it nicely. EDIT: Bear in mind I'm a cigar smoker dipping into the pipe world. If you are a lover of sweet pipe blends this won't work. The last quarter of the bowl is strong like the last bit of a cigar.

Cornell & Diehl - Founding Fathers
Solid
Nice room note but not overly flavored. Nice moderately strong tobacco. Very nice after dinner smoke.

G. L. Pease - JackKnife Plug 2oz
Nice!
Like a maduro cigar. Including the little pins and needles on the tongue thing. Dark, woody and delicious.

Cornell & Diehl - Pirate Kake 2oz
I like it
Just received it in the mail. Rubbed out a bowl and packed it straight away with no drying. It burns fine and it has a very nice wood and leather thing. Just what I like. Recommended. Edit: It should have a bit of dry time. I was inpatient. It burns fine right off the kake but becomes a very tiny touch ammoniated by the end of the bowl owing to being over moist. Even then it's a very nice smoke.

G. L. Pease - Penny Farthing 2oz
Good for what it is
I'm familiar with this from my brick and mortar shop. It's the most cigarette like of any blend I've had. I'd be hard pressed to name anything of the flavor wheel. But that makes it one of my favorites to have with my morning coffee. It doesn't demand attention. It has a nice but not overpowering nicotine kick.

Wessex
Gold Slice 1.5oz

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Red Virginia Flake 50g

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Brown Virginia Flake 50g

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Sutliff
Sail Yellow Match

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507C Virginia Slices

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Constellation

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507-S Stoved Virginia

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G. L. Pease
Union Square 2oz

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Newminster
No.400 Superior Navy Flake

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No.403 Superior Round Slices

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Fribourg & Treyer
Cut Virginia Plug 50g

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F & K
Merde de Cheval 1.5oz

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Drexel VIII 1.5oz

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Pelican 2oz

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Golden Sliced 100g

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Blend #169 100g

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Dark Strong Flake 200g

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Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g

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Star of the East

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Lord Nelson

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Boneyard

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Revelation Match

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Peter Stokkebye
PS400 Luxury Navy Flake

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Mac Baren
HH Old Dark Fired Ready Rubbed

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HH Latakia Flake 1.75oz

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523 Voodoo Queen

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PS52 Proper English

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Regent Street 50g

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Ready Rubbed 50g

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Flake Blue 1.75oz

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Comoy's
Cask No.1

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Burma Road

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Missouri Meerschaum
Mizzou

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No.23 Blackberry Brandy

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1M

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Old Gowrie 500g

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Newminster
No.306 English Orient

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Ashton
Artisan's Blend 50g

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G. L. Pease
Maltese Falcon 2oz

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Kings Stride 2oz

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Quiet Nights 2oz

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Sixpence 2oz

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